Microsoft Corp. this week changed the digital rights management restrictions for the Xbox One post consumer feedback of the prior policies.
Don Mattrick, President, Interactive Entertainment Business this week said the Xbox One will not require an internet connection to check in each 24-hour period or to play offline games.
In addition, users can trade-in, sell, and rent retail game titles.
Finally, Xbox One hardware will not include software region restrictions.
The prior Xbox One policy required an internet connection to check in each 24-hour session and to play game titles. Game sales would have been restricted to select retail stores and game rentals would not be available at launch.
Consumers balked at the restrictive nature of the hardware. By comparison, Sony Corp. this month said the Playstation 4 would support used game titles and would not require an internet connection.
The Xbox One Day One Edition, to be sold in Nov., includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal at $499.99.
The Xbox One will utilize an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.
Launch titles include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3.